We are talking about once-a-month cooking. Basically, you plan out all your meals for the following month. Get your calendar and make a meal plan for ALL your monthly meals.
Once you have all your meals planned, you can plan your shopping. You need to make sure you remember all the ingredients you will need for the month’s worth of cooking, including pans to store the product in your freezer after it is prepared.
Now, you can compare prices at all your local stores; remember the warehouse clubs. But, don’t be fooled by the warehouse clubs. Very often, it is actually more expensive to buy in bulk so compare ounce to ounce prices.
Plan out a cooking schedule. You can boil several chickens at a time. Put a turkey in the roaster while one is in the oven, that sort of thing.
You can also pre-chop veggies and put them in storage bags in your freezer to add to a crockpot meal later in the month.
Once-a-month cooking works well with casseroles. But, it also works with having things like lasagna or spaghetti ready to just heat and eat.
There are numerous book available at Amazon that will help you with planning and execution of the event.
Not only can this help with your food budget, but once-a-month cooking can also be a great way to get your family together for a day of work and fun. It can also help you manage your time better throughout the month.
Another idea is to cook one type of meal each weekend, for example, one week beef, the next week chicken, the next week pork, and so forth.
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